New crabs- light colored injuries (?) and quarantine questions

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New crabs- light colored injuries (?) and quarantine questions

Post by Hermies1123 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:24 pm

Hello,

I just took in three crabs from someone who could no longer care for them, and one of them has light colored marks on him (see photos-- google drive link). I was wondering what these could be? My first guess is lesions from a fight with another crab, but I want to be sure it is nothing contagious before introducing the trio to my main crabitat.

I was planning on quarantining them for two weeks (or longer if illness is suspected). Is that long enough? Besides mites and shell rot, what are some health conditions I should be concerned about before introducing my new arrivals to my primary crabitat?



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